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The Perfect World Meets The Perfect Assassin
400 years into the future, disease has wiped out the majority of the world's population, except one walled city, Bregna, ruled by a congress of scientists. When Æon Flux, the top operative in the underground 'Monican' rebellion, is sent on a mission to kill a government leader, she uncovers a world of secrets.
This is like a film that would be played, on mute, in the background during a party at your weird friend's house while he plays Ministry on a CD-R and some guy named Trevor talks about how he hates his job at Best Buy.
Logan's Run meets Zardoz with Charlize Theron kicking some major butt and somehow it still manages to be boring.
It looks great and has a very interesting premise (it also has a highly unexpected Pete Postlethwaite cameo!) but it's hamstrung by a terrible script, clumsy action editing, appalling techno music (it's an MTV movie! The score's not all bad though), it's too camp in places, the support acting is of the decidedly wooden variety and it has a main character called Trevor.
Sometimes when I'm reviewing a movie I'm resorting on saying that it puts "style over substance". "Aeon Flux" is a movie where that would be very much applicable if it actually had any substance. The story is run-of-the-mill distopian drivel, the acting is suprisingly bland with even Charlize Theron looking like she's reading from a teleprompter and the action is the worst combination of Matrix-style effects with excessive wirework that was possible. Yet I somewhat enjoyed watching it because of Charlize Theron at her sexiest with that dark emo haircut and wearing tight black spandex while doing cartwheels and staring into the distance. I guess what I'm trying to say is 1 star for the art direction and 1,5 stars for beautiful Charlize.
My friend Henry gave this to me, what a wonderful surprise, since like everybody else on the planet I missed it the first time round.
So in 2011 a virus kills everyone apart from some people who now live in some future city of something. A woman catches a bug with her eye lid. This is Aeon Flux, the holder of the Worst Character Name Ever Championship Belt until Cypher Raige came along. So Aeon Flux is all boooo the government are bad and her whole deal is she kills government people. Also she's Charlize Theron and her sister gets killed so she goes out for revenge I guess.
There's surveillance tech which is apparently some all seeing pool of…
Festival is done, back to watching shit.
The colors are nice.
Na papiru je ovo izgledalo veoma zanimljivo, uz dodatak odlične Charlize Theron očekivao sam film uz koji ću se lijepo provesti. Međutim, realizacija nije bila na očekivanom nivou. Film nije loš ali nije ništa posebno, ono čisti prosjek. Znao sam da o ovo neće biti neki dubokouman film ali sam barem očekivao kvalitetnu akciju, međutim ni to nisu odradili kako treba. Šteta zbog neiskorištenog potencijala.
Ésta es la razón por la que odio ver películas en casas de amigos.
Honestly, I expected this film to be bad. I mean, Doom levels of bad. It actually was alright.
Sure, some of the action sequences were a bit flashy and excessive (nobody does like eight backflips to replace walking a few metres), and it was FULL of cliches and really dodgy world-building (99% of the population wiped out? really?), but it was reasonably enjoyable to watch, and the script wasn't all that bad.
I bought this for 50p, and to be honest I would recommend it if that's all you have to part with to watch it.
What's weird is that this film isn't as bad as you would expect it to be. It's actually a really great story with a pretty cool twist towards the end. Unfortunately it's overrun with dumb action scenes that aren't very well executed. Interested to see what the source material was like.
An odd action film that works on some levels, but falls apart on many other levels. I really wanted this to be better, and I remember the disappointment I experienced in the movie theater when I realized that this good-looking film was only going to be bland and uninteresting when it should have been thrilling and tense.
Theron gives it a go, and to her credit, she carries the film further than a lesser actress could have. It's also good seeing Frances McDormand in an odd role. If I'm to criticize any of the actors, I'd have to say that there is a noticeable lack of charisma and depth in the male characters - they tend to seem bored and uninvolved.
*Wilhelm scream during a gun battle.
Kicsit az Equilibriumhoz tudnám hasonlítani. A sztorija érdekes, de kissé érdektelenül interpretált (plothole-ok). Néhol egészen álomszerűek a történések (amikor először néztem, sok jelenetnél a film végéig nem voltam biztos, hogy tényleg megtörtént-e). Sokadjára nézve egyre inkább elvonja a figyelmem a prosztó színészi munka (Goodchild egyébként a tradicionális támogató női karakter lett - csakhogy férfi -, a "passzív" szereplő, akit a főszereplő a hátán cipel, míg valamicske szerepe nem lesz). Volt benne lehetőség, az egész sokkal monumentálisabb lehetett volna (a sztoriból kiindulva Hunger Games-monumentális), de inkább egy délutáni matiné szintjét verdesi.
Cool concept, but could have been made better.
When “Æon Flux” permeated late-night television ten years ago, it barely caught my attention. The animation, which was unlike any I had seen, wasn’t comforting enough to catch my fancy. Every time I watched for any sustained length of time, the characters would often engage in these maddening philosophical diatribes, and I’d begin to wonder how many minutes it was until “Beavis & Butthead” would air again.
The movie version of “Æon Flux” – which attempts a cohesive narrative and provides motivations to its main characters – was a betrayal of the original series’ spirit, but was more appropriate for mainstream audiences.
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